The News from Four Quarters

Building, planting and planning. Sharing ceremony and good, home raised food.
Oddities in the weather and how the orchard did.
Observations on the Global Crisis.
Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
These are all parts of the News from Four Quarters.    Enjoy.  

Oct 24, 2017

Makin' Firewood!



Many of you know that our Pennsylvania forests have been attacked by the Emerald Ash Borer, with our Ash trees now going extinct. Our beautiful stands of Ash in New Camp began to succumb before we purchased the property and by 2016 all of our Ash were dead, standing and rotting. After we made a survey we realized that it was not just a lot of wood, but a huge amount of potential firewood for the Farmhouse compound. We pondered.

Three weeks ago we began an all-hands-on-deck effort to begin felling these trees, sectioning them and getting them out of the woods. We arragned to rent a professional firewood processor, located a source for firewood dunnage bags, and went to work. After 10 days in the woods we had a number of very large piles of logs waiting to be cut and split.

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Oct 24, 2017

Circe's Piddle of Puppies!


Did you know that a plurality of puppies is called a Piddle? Neither did I, but the name sure is appropriate.

Circe delivered her litter about 10 days ago, now a Piddle of Puppies, and the little group of rug rats has be very busy squealing, nursing, growing and... piddling.

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Oct 8, 2017
Sideling Creek Bridge is Open!

Sideling Bridge open small  The moment we've been waiting for has arrived!
  Today you can drive across Sideling Creek to get to Four Quarters.
  We drove across the new bridge today, even though our destination was in the other direction, just because we can!
  There are some finishing details yet to be completed, but the bridge is still a beautiful sight.

October 1,  2018

2018 Wheel of The Year in Production

WOTY 2018 In Progess 1200Guess what we’re working on? The 2018 Wheel of the Year Calendar is under way and needs material! Our annual publication, The Wheel of the Year, is made up of contributions from our Members and Guests. It's a very important means by which we do our outreach, distributing them for free to our mailing list, during festivals and expos, and to retail outlets.

We're looking for original articles, photos (un-edited high resolution files), and event information. We would love to see those Photos and Articles start coming in! The sooner we can get all our content, the sooner we can get the Calendar turned around and into your hands. Please send all submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The New Well House

wellhousedoorWork continues with our new well house, with the roof now framed and sheathed. Next up will be the HDPE membrane roofing. Plan is for the roof to be sod covered, minimizing it's visual impact of the hilltop. We will keep you posted on that.

The innards that make our water flow have been installed, tested and permitted for some time, making water for the camp.

Saturday - October 7, 2017

Full Moon Service & Schutzenfest! 

Shooters on the Firing LineSchutzenFest:
The Art of The Target
Firearms, Archery; even marbles and brick-bats at thirty paces!
We will be providing the archery butts, field targets and safety instructions; first timers are very welcome. Warm beverages ad snacks will be served; and prizes for the final round of target practice.
Do bring your bows, arrows and shooters (or learn to use ours) for this fun welcome to Fall!
Snacks of the season, hot cider and more will be served
by The Starvin` Artist.

Full Moon Service Theme:
Giving Thanks in the Season of Mabon
Dinner served at 5:00 pm, Moon Service to follow in the Stone Circle, weather permitting.

Members are free, Non-members by donation,
Call the office for more info at 814-784-3080

September 20, 2017
Four Quarters' Outreach to represent at the upcoming NOVA Pagan Pride Day in Fairfax, VA, September 30.

Flags at Nova Pagan Pride

Another opportunity to help Four Quarters' Outreach efforts at the upcoming NOVA Pagan Pride Day in Fairfax, VA! Our outreach efforts are especially valuable, as the overwhelming majority of Four Quarters Members came to the Land based on word of mouth and reccomendation, over all other avenues combined!

Help us share the word about Four Quarters to your neighbors in the region! Members are needed to help staff the Outreach Booth. Please contact JoAnn Bachteler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Office if you can help: 814-784-3080

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